Deodorant. Now, this is one product I feel is a necessity but plagued with plastic that cannot be recycled. Making your own deodorant would be ideal. I’d read a few that stained your armpits (um, no) until Mom Photographer showed up with this one which is creamy and smooth and lasts forever. However, if you don’t have the time to make your own, I have found an alternative…
Made from mineral salts, I found it at Whole Foods. It came in a cardboard box, but it does have this one piece of plastic as a dish. Such a shame, or it would have been perfect. The plastic has no recycling number on it. It would have constituted as zero waste, but alas, it failed. Regardless, the fact it can last up to a year will keep you from using the massive amounts of plastic stick. Maybe with complaints to the company, they could produce a “refill” in which only the mineral egg is sold.
You add a bit of water and rub it under your arm. Done!
At first my husband couldn’t believe it worked and would come home daily and shove his armpit in my face. “Are you sure you don’t smell anything?” I didn’t find this exactly thrilling, but it didn’t smell, so no offense taken. He did this for about a week.
Then he dropped it on the floor and the end of it shattered like glass. He continues to use it, though one end is sharp and jagged, so be careful if you get one. (Another reason Mom Photographer’s cream wins.)
It’s like a lovely, glass egg alternative.
Not 100% plastic free, but we’re getting closer! Again, not paid to endorse it, just trying to find a product that works. If you have a better one, by all means, let me know. In the meantime, once I run out of my little bits from my man’s old deodorant, I’m crossing over to making my own! Yay!
Do you have any brilliant deodorant ideas to share? Or stinky armpit stories? Whichever..
(And as always, thank you for reading and for your comments! I can see the wheels turning!)
Other cool deodorant articles:
- My way (disclose.tv)
- Switching out what you’re used to for better products – or nothing (celebrategreen.net)
- Now You Can Iron On Your Deodorant (bellasugar.com)
- Found! Another Natural Deodorant That Works (bellasugar.com)